What moron of a cop agreed to this guy. Because the guy that wasn't paying attention and ran into the back of another person is telling the cops he'll take care of the damages without a ticket getting issued? If I was the cop, at that point I would have told him, you don't have a choice in the matter, YOU ran into the other person, you better believe you are going to pay for it, and for acting like you are doing a good deed by paying, you get the ticket for inattentive driving also. What a jerk. A lesson learned for this guy would be getting the ticket. If he's not responsible enough to keep a drivers license he will inevitably cause you problems down the road.